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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Physically Active During Pregnancy (Overview)

There is no agreed-upon definition for physically active during pregnancy comma though half an hour of light exercise per day is completely safe during pregnancy and a good idea for the maintenance of a healthy weight and prevention of gestational diabetes


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Should I remain physically active during pregnancy?

Should I remain physically active during pregnancy?

Talk with your Dr.: Most women are able to be physically active during pregnancy (which is a good thing). However if you have a specific complication or condition which warrants inactivity or bedrest- your physician will be able to educate you about this. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
5 Doctors shared insights

Physically Active During Pregnancy (Overview)

There is no agreed-upon definition for physically active during pregnancy comma though half an hour of light exercise per day is completely safe during pregnancy and a good idea for the maintenance of a healthy weight and prevention of gestational diabetes


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How do you get rid of bloating discomfort during pregnancy?

How do you get rid of bloating discomfort during pregnancy?

Bloating, pregnancy: Eat non spicy foods in small portions. Do not eat late into the night. Maalox or Pepcid (famotidine) can be helpful. Please see your doctor as well. It is not good to self treat while pregnant. It can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Parenting a Child During Puberty (Checklist)

Be proactive and truthful
once
Allow room for growth
once
Explore books on puberty at your child's level
weekly
Talk, as communication is important
weekly
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Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

OK if uncomplicated: Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns. An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level. ...Read more

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Should I remain physically active during pregnancy?

Talk with your Dr.: Most women are able to be physically active during pregnancy (which is a good thing). However if you have a specific complication or condition which warrants inactivity or bedrest- your physician will be able to educate you about this. ...Read more

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Preventing Pregnancy (Checklist)

Take birth control pills at the same time each day as directed
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Associate taking the pills with a common activity done daily
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Be aware of medications that could interfere with your birth control
Once
Use barrier protection to prevent sexually transmitted diseases
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What is the definition or description of: Physically active during pregnancy?

What is the definition or description of: Physically active during pregnancy?

Unknown: There is no agreed-upon definition for physically active during pregnancy comma though half an hour of light exercise per day is completely safe during pregnancy and a good idea for the maintenance of a healthy weight and prevention of gestational diabetes ...Read more

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Is it ok to be physically active during pregnancy? I want to get strong for labor.

OK if uncomplicated: Whether, when, and how to exercise when pregnant are important concerns. An OB provider who is experienced and knows the patient best is the one who can assess risk and benefits of exertion. Traditionally obs caution patients to not start any new types of exercise and to update them on problems. Note that high-risk conditions, illness, fetal problems might require a change in activity type, level. ...Read more

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Coping with Pregnancy Loss (Checklist)

Find and attend a support group
Weekly
Consider meeting with a therapist with your spouse
Monthly
Talk with family and friends about how you are feeling
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Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Is it safe for a physically active woman to do a strenuous mountain hike to an altitude of about 3500m during the first trimester of pregnancy?

Not safe: The air at 3500 meters (over 10, 000 ft) above sea level is significantly thinner and has less oxygen in it than you are used to. It is not a good idea to expose your developing baby to reduced oxygen (hypoxia), and the hazard would be greatest in the first trimester. This is especially true if you have a heart or lung problem (asthma). Mountain sickness at altitude is another hazard to your baby. ...Read more

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I am 21 weeks pregnancy today! I feel bad physically. Is it better to exercise during pregnancy?

I am 21 weeks pregnancy today! I feel bad physically. Is it better to exercise during pregnancy?

Discuss...: This with your ob. They will be able to guide you through your pregnancy and give you specifics on do's and don't's. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Treating an Ectopic Pregnancy (Checklist)

Get diagnosed
once
Get laparoscopic surgery or treat with methotrexate medication
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Hi I'm 6 months pregnant but still very active. Is it safe to take BCAA suplement during pregnancy?

Hi I'm 6 months pregnant but still very active. Is it safe to take BCAA suplement during pregnancy?

We don't know: Side effects in adults may cause nausea pain and headache. They also may interfere with blood glucose levels in diabetics. It is recommended to avoid them if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. They are a combination of leucine, isoleucine, and valine. No over-the-counter medicines are required to prove the contents are accurate. Buy only those certified by an independent laboratory like USP ...Read more

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During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

During entire pregnancy, my baby has been very active and moved, is it possible sometimes she turns head down?

Yes: Early in pregnancy there is a lot of room for the baby to move in the uterus, and likely there will be plenty of times when the baby is head down. About 75% of babies turn head down by 30 weeks for the duration of the gestation. ...Read more

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Having a Healthy Pregnancy (Checklist)

Don't smoke
daily
Take a walk: walking promotes easier labor
daily
Take prenatal vitamins with folate to reduce birth defects
daily
Eat a healthy diet, including lots of fruit and dairy products
daily
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Sexually active during periods (not sex) leads to pregnancy?

Sexually active during periods (not sex) leads to pregnancy?

Vaginal penetration: If I understand your question, sexual actiity without intravaginal penetration and intromission can occasionally led to pregnancy.Ejaculation on the labia or pubic area or on the hand or fingers and then touching the vaginal area can cause a pregnancy. However, the fact that you are having a period would make this extremely rare and unlikely. ...Read more

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Is Mederma for scars safe during pregnancy? Active ingredient is allantoin 0.5 %

Is Mederma for scars safe during pregnancy? Active ingredient is allantoin 0.5 %

No data.: Mederma has never been tested on pregnant women, to my knowledge, so there is no data one way or the other. My standard advice for anyone who is pregnant is, if it's not essential, don't use it until you deliver the baby. Why take unnecessary chances? ...Read more

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Managing Pregnancy Complications (Checklist)

Keep all of your scheduled appointments with your gynecologist
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Contact your doctor if you experience unusual symptoms
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Monitor the baby's kick counts during your third trimester
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Discuss the optimal time for delivery with your gynecologist
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Dr. James Lin
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more